Diver Swims Next to a Giant 12-Foot Squid

Tokyo — It’s not often we see a Kraken. They are rumored to live in the depths of the sea. Well, not a Kraken but giant squids. On Christmas eve though in Toyama bay near central Japan, on-lookers were treated to one of the rarest occasions, a Giant 12-Foot Squid mysteriously swam to the surface.

This mysterious rare creature decided to take a swim close to the surface while swimming under fishing boats. Something that would make pirates nervous and would frighten us here at Geek Impulse as well. The Giant 12-Foot Squid hung out in the bay for several hours before it was escorted back to the open water. The creature was recorded on a submersible camera and eventually joined by diver Akinobu Kimura. Akinobu is the owner of Kaiyu which is a local diving shop. The owner swan very close to the cephalopod. Here is a video of it below.

This video was originally published on February 29, 2015.

In an interview by CNN, Akinobu was quoted as saying:

My curiosity was way bigger than fear, so I jumped into the water and go close to it, This squid was not damaged and looked lively, spurting ink and trying to entangle his tentacles around me. I guided the squid toward the ocean, several hundred meters from the area it was found in, and it disappeared into the deep sea.


The squid found in Toyama Bay is small in comparison with what is normally found of its species. This particular one measured 3.7 meters or 12.1 feet in length which leads researchers to believe it was a juvenile. Scientists believe that they can grow as long as 13 meters or 43 feet on average. Since they are usually found in the deep ocean it raised some concerns as to why it would be found so close to the surface, perhaps looking to kidnap a Japanese girl?

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